- (used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
- for shame!
- an exclamation of “tut.”
- to utter the exclamation “tut.”
Origin of tut
Examples from the Web for tuts
Historical Examples of tuts
Of course, if you take all the prizes somebody's sure to want—but, tuts!Bud
My sister is but and I am ben—I mean she is in the east end and I am in the west—tuts, tuts!Margaret Ogilvy
J. M. Barrie
"Tuts, lassies, it was a' a piece o' fun," said the good-humoured girl.
Tuts, it may be so to some folk; but to a sweet young creature like you, it cannot matter a button.Scotch Wit and Humor
W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
"Tuts, ye foolish boy," replied his mother, plying away at her wheel.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX
- short for tut-tut
1520s, along with tush (mid-15c.), a natural interjection expressing contempt.